Public Education
Public Education
Parents sue Iowa school district over transgender policy that keeps them in the dark

An Iowa school district is violating the constitutional rights of students and their parents through a new transgender policy, according to a recent lawsuit. Parents Defending Education (PDE) filed… Read More

August 11, 2022
Culture, Public Education
From the penitentiary to the public school: Restorative Justice warps discipline

A criminal sentencing reform strategy with a dismal record of success has oddly been embraced by K-12 schools attempting to manage growing behavioral disruptions in the learning environment.  … Read More

August 11, 2022
Public Education
Most Illinois schools opt out of new sex education standards that critics say are age-inappropriate

(The Center Square) – With the new school year upon us, it is more apparent that many school officials and parents in Illinois want no part of new standards of teaching… Read More

August 11, 2022
Public Education
Ban on satanic clothing in student dress code reconsidered by Kansas school board after parent complaint

A Kansas public school district is rethinking its ban on satanic clothing after a parent’s complaints and threats to sue.  The Hays Unified School District 489 Board… Read More

August 10, 2022
Public Education
Gender identity and sexual orientation instruction as early as kindergarten being considered in Wisconsin schools 

Gender lessons for kindergarteners and gender identity, sexual orientation and pronouns for third graders are all part of a new curriculum being considered in one Wisconsin school district. … Read More

August 10, 2022
Public Education
Kansas athletic association seeks ‘fairness’ for public schools, but not for biological girls

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas Board of Education will consider a recommendation approved by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) to effectively penalize successful private school teams in… Read More

August 10, 2022
Public Education
As Illinois adds teachers and sheds students, is there really a teacher shortage?

(The Center Square) – Illinois schools employed more teachers in 2021 than it had at any point over the past decade while student enrollment declined over the same period. Despite… Read More

August 10, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana state education board working on changes to high school accountability ratings

(The Center Square) — The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will review a proposal later this month to change how high schools are rated following an eight month… Read More

August 10, 2022
Public Education
Marxism for kindergarteners? California elementary school to pay $20,000 for 10-hour woke consultancy

Woke Education founder, Akiea “Ki” Gross (image credit). Parents of children in one California elementary school don’t have to wonder what their school’s five-figure consultant “Woke… Read More

August 9, 2022
Public Education
This state’s Department of Education says it’s a ‘faulty concept’ to believe in two genders

The notion that there are only two genders is a “faulty concept,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  The department website’s “Creating Gender-Inclusive… Read More

August 9, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Kristi Noem wants the federal government to stay out of local schools

As governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem is doing her best to keep the government – especially the federal government – out of schools. In an address at… Read More

August 9, 2022
Public Education
Two incumbents ousted in Kansas State Board of Education primaries

(The Sentinel) – Two newcomers won seats on the Kansas State Board of Education in Republican primaries, each defeating an incumbent. In District 5, Cathy Hopkins ousted Jean Clifford with… Read More

August 9, 2022
Public Education
Seventeen Louisiana school districts showed no improvement or decline in academic performance

(The Center Square) – Student test scores recently released by the Louisiana Department of Education are revealing which districts and schools flourished in recent years and which held fast or… Read More

August 9, 2022
Opinion, Public Education
Op-ed: Teacher ‘reKruiting krisis’

(reimaginED) – In the classic Krisis at Kamp Krusty episode of “The Simpsons,” Bart discovers that the summer camp he and Lisa attend is a de-facto child slave labor camp,… Read More

August 9, 2022
Public Education
No parents allowed: Rhode Island mom sues school district for holding ‘secret’ meetings to push radical CRT agenda

A Rhode Island mom filed a lawsuit after she says she was blocked from attending “secret” meetings where “anti-racist” CRT ideology was being pushed in an effort to change… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
Virginia Republican Women’s Club book drive aims for 1,000 age-appropriate books for Loudoun County schools

The Loudon County, Virginia Republican Women’s Club plans to present more than 1,000 books to their local public school board in September, as part of an initiative to stock… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
Teachers in Ohio’s largest school district give 10-day strike notice

(The Center Square) – A little more than two weeks from the first day of school for students, teachers in Ohio’s largest school district voted late Thursday night to authorize a… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
Two studies raise concerns about public school ‘serious violence incidents’

(The Center Square) – At a time when school shootings are a concern for many Americans, serious violence incidents are also up in schools across the nation, reports two… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
Hutchinson tags surplus for tax relief, school safety grants

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking lawmakers to pass reductions in the corporate and income taxes and establish a $50 million grant program for school safety… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
The ‘Book of Exodus’: Teachers leaving public schools in droves

Teachers are abandoning their profession in Nebraska at an unprecedented rate. Nearly 600 have already resigned from Omaha Public Schools (OPS), the state’s largest district, as of July… Read More

August 8, 2022